My first trip to Washington dates back to 2012, it was a quick stop this time and I made sure to revisit my favorite area: Georgetown.
Since I visited Washington DC way before I started my blog, I will try to include in this post some of the activities that you can do when you visit.
Where to stay:
My sister had a conference so they were staying in Mariott Marquis which actually has a great location few minutes away from Downtown and Chinatown, it is also 20 minutes away from Georgetown.
It has a different restaurants and a very cozy lobby. As for the rooms, they are with minimalist decoration as it is business oriented and ours was actually overlooking the lobby which was not really interesting to me!
What to do
The white house is the main attraction if we can name it so, and you can actually book a tour to visit it; unfortunately we didn’t have time to do that so let me know your experience there!
Another attraction to visit, are the National Mall and the U.S. Capitol as well as the Washington Monument with its dual colored marble, sourced from two different quarries due to a forty year pause in construction. Keep walking to check Jefferson Memorial. I remember when we watched the fireworks back in 2012 during July 4th celebrations.
Not to be missed is the National museum of natural history where you get to learn about the stories of the evolution of humans, alert dinosaurs included!
If you are into astronomy, then you must also visit the National space museum.
And finally, what stole my heart is definitely Georgetown, a neighborhood that is boosting with life and vintage corners, the waterfront and the restaurants and cafes, you really don’t want to miss it.
What to eat
Baked and wired: You know how sacred is my morning ritual, and I love to enjoy different experiences when I am travelling. From cupcakes to cakes and cookies, coffee and teas and much more to offer in this hip place in Georgetown. It gets really packed but luckily it was sunny so we enjoyed our coffee and cakes outside.
Martin’s tavern : since 1933, this restaurant have been serving celebrities and politicians; whose photos are displayed on the walls. The service was a bit slow, and the plates were not super clean, nevertheless the food was outstanding and that I recommend it. Salad and beetroot for appetizers, and salmon teriyaki over bed of rice are not to be missed.
Filomena : authentic italian experience since 1983, where the nonna is preparing the gnocchi upstairs and a touch of Rome is felt in the decoration downstairs. The food is as good as we expected. We had grilled Salmon with shrimps and lemon butter sauce and a side of spaghetti and regular salad, not to forget the focaccio bread which was way too addictive.
Figs and olives in Dowtown Dc, that place was bursting with life, beautiful music and just the right crowd. In cold nights nothing beats soup, which is perfectly coupled with bruschettas and a fresh green salad with nuts and figs!
And that is a wrap! Until the next time, let me know if you check any of my recommendations